YVR ISA
Steamworks Brewing Company

YVR ISAYVR ISA
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.21%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
9
From:
Steamworks Brewing Company
 
British Columbia, Canada
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  3
SCORE
n/a
-
YVR ISAYVR ISA
Notes:
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 9 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473ml can, part of the mixed 8-packs currently available in Alberta. 'Orbit' hops are a new one for me, and I now see that they are actually a blend of New Zealand-grown hops, rather than a single varietal. Anyways.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves some decent splotchy and sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly but surely evaporates.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, a mild green dankness, some wet minerality, a bit of white wine fruitiness, and more earthy, weedy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, muddled tropical fruity notes, stone paths after a hard rain, and some plain weedy, herbal, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-probing frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, with a weak airy creaminess evolving once things warm up a tad around here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed fruit essences trumping the malt in their lingering tango.

Overall - this is a pleasant enough rendition of the sub-style of IPA, with the usual problem (the mouthfeel) not really a concern. Nicely hoppy without being too bitter, and easier to put back than to find things to say about it, if you know what I mean.

Feb 02, 2018
Photo of StJamesGate
StJamesGate from New York

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CAN
Creamy trailers over dark gold. 4
Dank + mango, with some Golden Grahams. 3.75
Tiny toffee crisp, underripe papaya, a bit of white grape spice, a whack of grass, and big IBUs. 3.5
Thin, light, no oil. 3.5

Galaxy, Orbit + NS

Watery + bitter. For these hops, low aroma. Lots of better examples of this style even just in B.C. ps: “Orbit” is a blend, not a hop! 3.5

Sep 08, 2016
YVR ISA from Steamworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 9 ratings